Seminar on Theoretical Machine Learning

Topic: Learning with little data

Speaker: Richard Zemel

Affiliation: University of Toronto; Visitor, School of Mathematics

Date & Time: Monday December 11th, 2017, 12:30pm - 1:45pm

Location: White-Levy Room

The current successes of deep neural networks have largely come on classification problems, based on datasets containing hundreds of examples from each category. Humans can easily learn new words or classes of visual objects from very few examples. A fundamental question is how to adapt learning systems to accommodate new classes not seen in training, given only a few examples of each of these classes. I will discuss recent advances in this area, and present ongoing work by my group on various aspects of this problem.